For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The 26th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 to feature Australia taking on Bangladesh at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham on ThursdayOn one hand, defending champions Australia has managed to win four out of five games and is at number two at the points table. They only lost to two-times world champs India.On the other hand, Bangladesh has won just two matches out of four matches played and one matches got washed out against Sri Lanka.It will be interesting to see if Bangladesh could give a tough fight to the five-times world champions Australia and clinch the match. You can match your Dream11 Fantasy Playing XI with ours.Wicket-Keepers – Alex CareyBatsmen – David Warner (C), Aaron Finch, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Steve SmithAll-Rounders – Shakib Al Hasan (VC)Bowlers – Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Mohammad Saifuddin
Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — After Syracuse allowed the fewest goals in more than three years, Joel White still deflected the credit away from the typical names synonymous with the Syracuse defense.It wasn’t John Galloway or John Lade or Brian Megill who drew immediate praise from the SU senior long-stick midfielder. Rather, it was the short-stick middies.‘Our defensive middies — short sticks — are just phenomenal,’ White said. ‘The three of them we have out there, they’ve just been playing the best lacrosse. In Tim Harder, Kevin Drew and Joe Moore, they’re really bringing up our defense.’The play of those three midfielders and the tenacity of the No. 4 Orange’s ride combined to smother Rutgers (5-7, 0-3 Big East) in a 12-2 win, capping off the 2011 version of the ESPNU Warrior Classic in front of 4,748 at Rentschler Field. The two goals allowed by Syracuse (12-1, 4-0) were its fewest since a 2008 regular-season game against Binghamton, and the Orange held Rutgers scoreless for a stretch of 53:30.Rutgers head coach Jim Stagnitta said his team’s game plan going into the game was to challenge the Syracuse short sticks. It was a strategy he said worked in the Scarlet Knights’ last game, when they tallied 42 shots against Princeton.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Saturday, though, it garnered a mere 16.‘We weren’t trying to sit on the ball,’ Stagnitta said. ‘We wanted to be aggressive behind on the cage on the short sticks. It’s a part of the game we’ve been successful at in the last few weeks. Honestly, we weren’t aggressive — as aggressive as I would have liked us to be.’Where Rutgers lacked aggression, the SU short sticks prospered. And as the early portions of the game wore on, Stagnitta’s postgame assurance of not wanting to hold the ball became questionable.His team was called for three stall warnings in the first quarter, and the Syracuse short sticks were forced to drift farther and farther away from goal to keep hounding their men. After the third and final stall warning of the first quarter was issued with 1:54 to go, Scott Klimchak and Will Mangan played keep-away behind the goal until SU’s Moore forced a turnover and brought the ball the other way.Later, Rutgers trailed 4-1 and still showed no urgency offensively in the middle of the second quarter. This time it was Matt Klimchak and Michael Diehl taking turns making probative runs toward goal, only to retreat. Harder eventually swooped in and slashed the ball away from Klimchak to give SU possession.‘They had a great opportunity to hold the ball against us and control tempo, but our short-stick middies, Joel, they really stepped up today,’ Galloway said. ‘You don’t really see that on paper, but the way that they played was unbelievable.’White and the three short-stick middies combined to force five turnovers and scoop up 12 groundballs.When it wasn’t those four wreaking havoc on the defensive side of the field, the SU attack made life miserable for Rutgers as it tried to clear the ball from its own defensive third — in particular, SU attack JoJo Marasco.With less than one minute remaining in the first half, Rutgers defender Jacob Fradkin attempted to clear the ball with a long lob pass from behind his goal up the left sideline. But as Marasco retreated, he reached up over his head with his stick in his right hand and snared the clear attempt.He whirled around instantly and found Collin Donahue alone out in front of the goal for an easy catch and shoot. That put the Orange up 6-1 at halftime.Earlier in the game, fellow attack Tom Palasek shoved Rutgers’ Ben Schwing out of bounds as he attempted to cross midfield to give SU the ball.‘I thought we rode extremely well,’ SU head coach John Desko said. ‘I think our riding helped our cause. I think we got a couple goals off our ride, and anytime the other team is holding the ball — like they were trying to against us — it’s great to ride them and get a possession back, let alone scoring against it.’Though Stagnitta wasn’t pleased with the way his team executed offensively, he couldn’t help but give credit to the way the Orange played defensively. After all, the 24 Scarlet Knights turnovers couldn’t be attributed solely to poor offense.The full-field defensive effort proved insurmountable.‘I certainly thought Syracuse’s defensemen were tough and played well all over the field,’ Stagnitta said. ‘The more unforced errors we had, the harder we pressed. And the harder it got.’email@example.com Published on April 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Michael_Cohen13
Senior swingman Rob Wilson single-handedly led the Badgers’ bench scoring Friday, as he was the only non-starter to score. Against Michigan State, Wisconsin’s bench managed just nine points.[/media-credit]With the Big Ten Tournament under wraps, it’s officially single-elimination time for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team.After their 65-52 loss to the Michigan State Spartans in the semifinals of the conference tournament in Indianapolis, the Badgers earned a No. 4 seed in the East Regional bracket of the NCAA tournament. The Badgers will face the No. 13 seed Montana Grizzlies Thursday afternoon in Albuquerque, N.M.Though the Badgers’ run in Indianapolis likely ended earlier than they wanted, a 79-71 win over Indiana on Friday broke UW’s string of three consecutive one-and-done appearances in the Big Ten Tournament. Furthermore, after MSU proceeded to win the whole tourney, the Spartans proved their talent by earning a No. 1 seed in the West Regional bracket of the NCAA tournament.Offense: 4 out of 5If Wisconsin’s first game in the Big Ten Tournament were isolated, this grade would most likely be a perfect 5. Against the Hoosiers, the Badgers scored 79 points, shot 48.2 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3-point range and had four players score in double figures (Josh Gasser also finished with nine points).Most notably, senior swingman Rob Wilson continued his stretch of strong play off the bench – and then some. Wilson scored a career-high 30 points by making 11-of-16 shots, including 7-of-10 from 3-point range. On one of those nights where every shot seems to be going in, Wilson provided an undeniable spark for Wisconsin. On more than one occasion, a Wilson 3-pointer forced Indiana into a timeout, sending Wisconsin’s own bench flooding onto the court to congratulate the previously unheralded senior.Aside from Wilson, center Jared Berggren scored 16 points, while Ryan Evans and Jordan Taylor each added 12.But against Michigan State, Wisconsin met a much tougher defensive team. The Badgers shot just 34.7 percent from the floor and 35 percent from 3-point range, while Evans and Taylor combined to score 37 of UW’s 52 points.The game began with a fine start for the Badgers, who opened up a 20-9 lead with 10:21 left in the first half. However, by halftime the Spartans took a 35-25 lead. The closest Wisconsin came in the second half was within six (46-40) at the 12:18 mark. Overall, the lack of any sustained scoring from the Badgers ultimately sent them home early from Indianapolis.Defense: 4 out of 5Against both Michigan State and Indiana, Wisconsin held its conference tourney opponents below their scoring averages. The Hoosiers lead the Big Ten in scoring with 77.3 points per game, while the Spartans are fourth at 72.1.Team defense was never really UW’s problem in Indianapolis, though MSU did greatly expose the Badgers. Particularly, Michigan State’s frontcourt trio of forward and Big Ten Player of the Year Draymond Green, center Adreian Payne and center Derrick Nix found plenty to work with inside.Green began the game poorly, scoring just two points while turning the ball over four times in the first half. He finished with 14 points and 16 rebounds, however, in a much improved second half where Michigan State withstood a 13-0 run by Wisconsin.Nix finished with nine points and five rebounds, with all of his scoring coming in the first half. Payne, meanwhile, scored six points, all in the second half.Comparatively, Berggren seemed most to blame for allowing MSU’s frontcourt to dominate as they did. The 6-foot-10, 235-pound junior struggled defensively on both Nix and Payne, while also grabbing just two rebounds. Evans did a fair job against Green, despite giving up 20 pounds to MSU’s star in that matchup.Bench: 4 out of 5If Wisconsin learned anything in the Big Ten Tournament, it’s that outside of Wilson, very little should be expected from the bench.That statement is more of a reflection of head coach Bo Ryan’s short rotation than anything, as Wilson was the only bench player to score against Indiana. Ben Brust played seven minutes and Frank Kaminsky played three, though they were a combined 0-for-3 from the field.Against Michigan State, Wilson played another 32 minutes – the same amount as the Indiana game – but scored only six points. Brust took one shot, which he missed, in three minutes on the floor, while Kaminsky added just one 3-pointer.Player of the week: Rob WilsonWisconsin’s two-game trip to Indiana was full of one-game performances – Wilson, Taylor and Berggren all appeared stronger in one matchup than the other. But for Wilson’s sheer brilliance against Indiana, he earns this week’s player of the week honors.The boost Wilson provided the Badgers has been detailed frequently, though one understated factor comes in the fact that Wisconsin hadn’t won a Big Ten Tournament game since it won the whole event in 2008. Had the Badgers entered the NCAA Tournament continuing that streak, the dreaded “they can’t win a big game” talk might have continued.With the East Regional being arguably the tournament’s toughest bracket, UW already faces plenty of challenges that could derail its hopes of building a run. Wilson’s emergence – nothing new, either, considering the play he’s set forth since consistently earning double-digit minutes since the Feb. 16 game at Michigan State – gives Wisconsin a great all-around option off the bench. Against the tough teams they’re bound to face this month, the Badgers will benefit greatly from Wilson’s improved play.
Marcos Alonso netted a picture-perfect freekick as Chelsea triumphed 3-1 at Bournemouth saturday to restore their seven-point advantage at the top of the Premier League. Tottenham Hotspur had cut Chelsea’s lead to four points by crushing Watford 4-0, but Antonio Conte’s men responded to take another step towards the title. Liverpool remain third after Brazilian substitutes Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino inspired a 2-1 comeback win at Stoke City, while fourth-place Manchester City beat Hull City 3-1.Chelsea went 2-0 up inside the first 20 minutes at Bournemouth, Diego Costa’s mis-hit shot ballooning in off Adam Smith for an own goal before Eden Hazard added a second. Freed by N’Golo Kante’s pass, the Belgian sprinted in on goal, rounded goalkeeper Artur Boruc and slipped in his 14th goal of the campaign. Benik Afobe volleyed against the post for Bournemouth before Josh King reduced the arrears in the 42nd minute with an effort that fizzed past Thibaut Courtois via a deflection off David Luiz.But Alonso settled the visitors’ nerves with 22 minutes to go, the Spanish wingback arcing a sumptuous free-kick over the wall and into the top-right corner, leaving Boruc rooted to the spot.Earlier, South Korean forward Son Heung-Min scored twice as Tottenham overpowered Watford at a sun-soaked White Hart Lane, with Dele Alli and Eric Dier also on target.“The message for us is to keep pushing, winning games,” said Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, who also welcomed back top scorer Harry Kane after an ankle injury.“The team deserve full credit because the energy and the way they played was fantastic.”Alli opened the deadlock with a sublime effort in the 33rd minute, arcing a shot into the top-right corner from 25 yards, before his England teammate Dier battered in Spurs’ second.Son struck either side of half time a left-foot curler followed by an adroit rightfoot volley to seal Spurs’ 11th consecutive home win in the league.Liverpool sit five points below Spurs, having played a game more, after Firmino’s stunning strike secured victory at Stoke.Jonathan Walters’s header his seventh league goal against Liverpool put Stoke ahead shortly before half time. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made a double change at the break, sending on Coutinho and Firmino for teenagers Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn, and it proved a winning move.Coutinho, a prematch doubt due to illness, levelled in the 70th minute and two minutes later Georginio Wijnaldum freed Firmino to thump in a glorious, dipping winner from 20 yards.“Second half was really good, but we played a big gamble on a low battery bringing on Firmino and Coutinho,” said Klopp. “No team in the world wins only the very, very good games. You need to win games like this.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Mario Balotelli will miss Italy’s World Cup qualifier with Armenia on Friday night after failing to recover from the flu, the Italian Football Federation has announced.The Manchester City forward, who did not feature in Italy’s opening two Group B encounters due to his decision to undergo laser eye surgery in the last international break, was set to lead the line at the Hrazdan Stadium alongside Pablo Osvaldo after Cesare Prandelli announced his starting XI on Thursday.But now the Juventus striker Sebastian Giovinco will replace Balotelli, who is expected to be available for Italy’s next assignment against Denmark on Tuesday.
10 Dec 2019 England quartet hot for Chile challenge Four of England Golf’s brightest talents are heading to Chile next month to take part in the South American Amateur Championship.Gloucestershire’s Caley McGinty, pictured above, and Somerset’s Mimi Rhodes will fly the flag for England’s women.Wiltshire’s Jake Bolton and Gloucestershire’s Joe Long – both members of the England Men’s squad – are also destined for Santiago.The event will take place at Sport Frances Golf Club on the outskirts of the Chilean capital between January 8-11.McGinty,19, flies to Chile from her college base in America on the back of winning four events in 2019 including the Frilford Scratch Salver and the Astor Salver.It has also been a fine year for Rhodes. The 17-year-old won the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Masters in November and represented Europe in the Junior Solheim Cup at Gleneagles.Bolton, 21, is hoping to build on his breakthrough win at the Scottish Amateur Stroke Play in August.Long, 22, is looking to start 2020 with a positive performance after finishing third in the European Men’s Amateur Championship in 2019.In the 2019 South American Amateur Championship, England men’s squad player Tom Plumb finished third, a single shot adrift of winner Chris Crisologo from Canada.In the women’s event, English representatives Emily Brennan and Georgina Blackman earned top 20 finishes.Photograph credit: Leaderboard
By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsThe Kootenay Thunder received a taste of some elite competition as the local squad competed in the Seattle Field-turf Showcase Tournament this past weekend in the Emerald City.The squad coached by Dave Spendlove of Soccer Quest in Nelson, finished with a record of 0-3-1 in the toughest division of the tournament — Group A.“These showcase tournaments are for players looking to gain full-ride scholarships to the United States and inquiries have already started to come in for some of these Kootenay Thunder players,” Thunder coach Dave Spendlove explained.“The compliments on the Thunder’s style of play from parents and coaches of the opposing teams are a great credit to how the girls performed.”Kootenay opened play Friday against Puget Sound Slammers. Despite losing 2-0, Puget Sound did not score any of the goals.“One goal was scored when the Thunder keeper cleared the ball outside the box which hit the Slammer’s attacker and rebounded into the goal,” Spendlove said. “The second goal was accidentally headed into the goal by a Thunder player.”Thunder defender Samantha Einarson was selected player of the game.Saturday, the Thunder opened the day with a heartbreaking 2-1 setback to Synergy FC. Again the Thunder scored an own goal to help kick start the State Champion squad.Brenna McKay scored the only marker for Thunder. McKay shared player-of-the-game status with centerback Brittany Wheeler.North West Nationals then posted a 4-1 win over Kootenay.The contest was evenly played, except it was the Nationals converting their chances.Ameeta Bhabra scored the lone goal for Kootenay.The final game Sunday morning was the best of the tournament for Kootenay. However, the Canadian squad failed to convert chances and settled for a scoreless draw. Taylor Stewart earned player awards in the final to games.The Thunder is idle until the spring when the team travels to Surry to compete in the Whitecaps Showcase Tournament in March.email@example.com
The Osoyoos Rattlers busted out to a 25-13 first quarter lead and never looked back en route to a 76-57 victory over the home town Bombers in the final of the L.V. Rogers Senior Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Hangar.Shooting guard Arshdeep Gill scored 20 points and Gurlal Dhaliwal added 25 to power Rattlers to the title.Osoyoos, ranked seventh overall in the BC Boy’s Single-A Division, dominated the Bombers with a three-quarter, then, half court press. The pressure turned turnovers into baskets for the South Okanagan squad.
The Cup has been James’s opportunity. He has not yet played a single minute in the League after recovering from his injury (yes 13 ‘in the semifinal of the Super Cup against Valencia), but in the KO tournament he has started all three games. The Colombian has left samples of its quality, but intermittently, perhaps afflicted by the lack of pace. The shallow closet bottom in the center of the field and the variety of systems that Zidane has used (with drawings with five of the six means of the template) can open doors, but it has to catch the tone. He barely gave 19 passes for the 35 Modric tried after replacing him. Something former for a distinguished player in the art of the pass.A case similar to James in his performance but opposite in terms of the ease of having opportunities in the future is that of Brahim The Malaga was revulsive in Salamanca when he replaced Bale. He provoked the second goal, scored the third to sentence the game and brought danger to the goal of Unionistas. In Zaragoza he had less than 20 minutes, but participated in the fourth goal with the previous pass to Carvajal for the side assistance to Benzema. Two actions from the bench that earned him the title before the Real. Although he attended Marcelo in 1-3, he tiptoed through the match. He suffers the overbooking of players in attack and is, together with Mariano (44 ‘) with the exception of the injured Asensio, the player who has played the least minutes (170’). Ahead, the loan Odriozola (434 ‘) and Nacho (640’). It has a lot of competition to enjoy more minutes and the Cup window has already vanished. Areola was erected at the beginning of the season as a great hope for the goal against the bad time of Courtois. His performance against Osasuna and his appearance in the quite against Bruges for the stomach problems of the Belgian squid in the Bernabéu. But after recovering Thibaut his best level, the debate in the goal was extinguished and the former PSG was relegated to the role of substitute. Before the Real, Areola conceded as many goals as Courtois in the last eleven games played by 13. His clearance centered on Isak’s shot facilitated Real’s first goal and barely made a stop throughout the game. A small baggage to question a great Courtois. Without the Cup, and with a somewhat more spaced calendar than normal (at most, 23 games in 111 days), the opportunities are closed. The left side was one of the latent debates of the season. In the last weeks, Zidane’s decisions and performance had put Mendy ahead of Marcelo. The Copa match will not doubt the coach’s commitment to the former Lyon. The Brazilian again demonstrated his offensive potential and made the 1-3 that fertilized the hopes of Madrid in the comeback, but in defense continues to suffer the defects that in phases of the last campaign made him lose the position for the benefit of Reguilón. in the cupper engagement at the Bernabéu he lost possession 26 times, the third highest figure of the season in a Madrid player. The record is held against Unionists (46). The rotations did not work this time for Zinedine Zidane. The Madrid coach introduced seven variants against the league derby against Atlético. The future of the party revealed that some of the changes did not work. The team missed the presence of Casemiro, but in all the lines there were players who lost an opportunity to present their candidacy to fight for a place in the eleventh gala.
The most worrying are the proposed solutions, at least outside doors. In the New Zorrilla, after the game, Adrián Embarba appealed to the odds (“We can’t go worse”), while Sergi Darder alluded to the character (“we have to be more dogs”) and Abelardo, directly, to testosterone: “You have to take a couple and keep believing.” Francisco Joaquín Pérez Rufete, for his part, blamed the arbitrations of good part of the pericos evils. The team, logically, does not give up, but the cabals are already much more crooked. The next happens to score against Atlético de Madrid. And so on, until the end. In 70 hours exact, those that have elapsed since the line-up against Wolverhampton Wanderers was revealed and that Prieto Iglesias decreed the end of the match against Valladolid, the Espanyol crumbled all its European illusions and sank a good part of its hopes of permanence in LaLiga. An ordeal that only time and a Copernican turn of events can remedy, and that leads Espanyol to a dramatic end of the season, when not tragic, so depending on the outcome the consequences will have lasted months or even years. But the last word is never written.If the 4-0 at Molineux Stadium had opened the eyes of the European dream (or decoy), the 2-1 in Pucela buries the nth roadmap towards permanence I had recomposed the parakeet set. After failing in so many ‘finals’ (against Getafe, Osasuna, Leganés, Granada …), the accounts now went through two points of salvation with a win against Valladolid, which would get into the fight. But none of that happened and the worst part is that the nth invention of the season is blurred, the one who seemed more stable and who had arrived to stay: the Abelard effect. The technician for the first time he chains two defeats and, after his alignment in the Europa League and the absence of alternatives to his plan in LaLiga (excessively subject to a Raúl de Tomás convalescent and an eleven recognizable but irregular), already generates doubts. To a lesser extent than David Gallego and Pablo Machín, who did not have signings worth 41.5 million.